Pipin' Hot's international debut & Bandfest
2001 in Victoria, BC
Hot's International debut took place at the Royal
Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on 14th
long hours of preparation, including set building
by a New Zealand crew under the direction of Peter
Thwaites and the assistance of festival organiser
Roger McGuire, paid off when the show received a
In response to the huge and prolonged applause, theatre
goers were treated to a full cast and crew "haka"
led by co-musical director Peter Skerrett.
Pipin' Hot for the first time were Victoria's premier
Highland dance troupe, the Bon Accord Dancers. They
performed in three acts and were a major hit with
both the audience and the New Zealanders.
band was invited to Victoria, BC to be a part of the
Victoria Military Music Festival's Bandfest 2001.
The annual festival included a Massed Military Band
Spectacular as well as a Grand Finale concert, both
of which the City of Invercargill took part in.
military bands included the 3rd US Marine Aircraft
Wing Band, Naden Band, Air Command Band, 15th Field
Artillery Regiment Band and the 5th Regiment Band.
Pipes and Drums included the Calgary Highlanders,
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and the Canadian Scottish
Regiment (Princess Mary's).
Coverage of Pipin' Hot in Victoria, BC